Withnail & I | Denver Film Society | Bruce Robinson | United Kingdom

Withnail & I

Bruce Robinson

EnglishUnited Kingdom1987107 min

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Overview

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors—the acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden I (Paul McGann)—drown their frustrations in booze, pills and lighter fluid. When Withnail's Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they've gone on holiday by mistake when their wits—and friendship—are sorely tested by violent downpours, less-than-hospitable locals and empty cupboards.

An intelligent, superbly acted and hilarious comedy, English writer-director Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical 1987 cult favorite is presented here in its complete and uncut version.

Producer: Paul M. Heller | Editor: Alan Strachan | Cinematographer: Peter Hannan | Screenwriter: Bruce Robinson
Cast: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick, Daragh O'Malley

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